2011 ended on an unexpected note. My paternal grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. My extended family all agreed that it would be best for him to stay at a place specially designed for people with Alzheimer’s. One week after he left home, he passed away.
To be honest, I cannot remember what we talked about the last time I talked to him. But I am grateful for all the memories of my childhood; I used to follow him around fishing and reciting Chinese poems.
- I’m also grateful for:
- having an always supportive mum (even though her new year’s wish is for me to be more normal)
- having an always supportive dad (even though he yelled at me for not pointing out a highway exit in Los Angeles)
- having someone who always calls when he said he would (e.g. 11:45 on new year’s eve)